Category: Bluegrass recording news

Adam McPeak to Kindred Records

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kindred Records has announced the signing of Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder to the label. The Virginia band is led by 17 year old mandolinist McPeak, the son of Mike McPeake of the legendary McPeak Brothers, who plays guitar and sings with Mountain Thunder. They have a […]


Groundspeed from Rogers & Larrance

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rogers & Larrance have released Groundspeed, a second track from their upcoming reimagining of Flatt & Scruggs’ classic Foggy Mountain Banjo album. What makes their effort unique is that Tyson Rogers is a pianist, and Bryon Larrance a drummer. The pair met working with jazz banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh, […]


Dark Cloud Rising from Jon Weisberger

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jon Weisberger is a powerful man in the bluegrass world. An award-winning songwriter, his music appears on many new releases each year. As a record producer he guides the work of other artists in the studio, most recently Missy Werner’s Turn This Heart Around. And […]


The Farm coming from Buddy Merriam

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads are set to release their 8th CD on October 1. Merriam, noted as an original purveyor of the Bill Monroe mandolin style, has written dozens of tunes for his instrument, and kept his group together for the past 34 years. […]


Fiddle tunes for harmonica by David Naiditch

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s no harmonica in bluegrass! David Naiditch has been known to joke that harmonica players are about as welcome at bluegrass festivals as the mosquitoes that come out to gnaw on the jammers. He may be right, though I suspect that he would be well received […]


New single from Larry Stephenson

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larry Stephenson has announced a new single, the title track from his upcoming album, Pull Your Savior In. It’s a new song of Larry’s, a driving bluegrass Gospel number recorded with his early 2014 touring band (Kenny Ingram on banjo, Jordan Laney on guitar, and […]


Jim & Jesse, Wiseman and Fairchild reissues from Rural Rhythm

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rural Rhythm Records has three new re-issues in its Heritage Collection, which brings back long out-of-print titles from the back catalog. When Sam Passamano acquired Rural Rhythm in 1987, one of his chief interests was the wealth of material the label had from the 1950s forward. Since […]


Free pre-release stream for Bass & Mandolin

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nonesuch Records has made free streaming audio available prior to next week’s release of Bass & Mandolin, the aptly-named new album from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer. It’s a recording of this virtuoso pair’s original instrumental music, and is as free-spirited and adventurous as you might […]


Feeling Blue from Mountain Faith

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

As promised, here is the new single from Mountain Faith. It’s the “sort of” title track from their upcoming Mountain Fever release, Blue, which is due in November. Feeling Blue is a somewhat different sound for the band, with an old timey vibe and clawhammer […]


Mac Wiseman – Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wrinkled Records has released audio from their upcoming Mac Wiseman album, Songs From My Mother’s Hand. Due September 23, the record includes newly-recorded versions of old country and folk songs which his mother took down the words for by hand, and saved in a composition […]